Friday, March 06, 2009

Some Piping for the Weekend. . . .


Margaret Houlihan Dunn playing a set at the Piping Society of London recital a couple of years ago. Magnificent fingering and intonation. Half inspiring and half depressing. Half of me wants to pull out the pipes and spend the rest of the day practicing while the half that knows my limitations wants to pack up the the pipes and shove them under the bed and stick with the harmonica for the rest of my life.

Here's some more from last year's Atlanta summer school recital. She begins with a nicely arranged pipe version of The Galway Shawl. Then into some reels and ending with. . . I don't know what. Fireworks, I suppose with a lightning fast series of perfect birls.